Laser Therapy in Birmingham, AL
Getting To Know The Basics of Laser Skin Tightening
SmoothLase: a Giant Leap Forward in Facial Rejuvenation
Wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity are natural parts of aging. However, there are ways to slow down the skin’s aging process and create new collagen, even reversing the signs of time, using the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Dr. Maddux uses the FDA approved Fotona laser, to safely and effectively target sagging skin and wrinkles in the areas around the mouth and chin. The SmoothLase procedure, also know as an “inside out facelift” uses laser energy to stimulate and increase the body’s own collagen, resulting in tighter and more toned skin. This is a natural and non-surgical method used to combat aging.
It is recommended you have one treatment per decade of age. For Example, best results for a 50 year-old person would be seen after 5 treatments.
How does Smoothlase treatment feel?
Comfort levels vary depending the particular patient and the treatment location. Generally, there may be some sensitivity, feeling of heat, or mild discomfort towards the middle of the lip area since this area is loaded with nerves. This is what stimulates the collagen growth. Most areas of the face feel nothing to a little warmth, especially as treatment progresses throughout the session, while the laser energy is being delivered to each spot on the tissue. Most people leave the office feeling comfortable. Any tingling, tenderness, or slight swelling of tissues (looks good) is also normal, mild and temporary in nature.
- Significant lifting and tightening of skin into a more youthful position
Results develop subtly & gradually, no radical changes
Healthy rejuvenation and creation of new, more elastic collagen on the inside with long-lasting results
No downtime, go about your daily routine immediately after treatment
Short in-office procedures & no foreign substances
No surgical scars, bruising, or swelling
No pre-treatment preparation
No post-treatment requirements or medications
No skin redness or sensitivity to sun